Film

Escape to Victory

18 March - Cinematek, Brussels
19.00 - €4 - Free for members

WWII. Captain John Colby (Michael Caine) and his POW companions – a bunch of pre-war soccer stars, among which a phlegmatic Sylvester Stallone and real-life soccer star Pelé to mention only a few – field a soccer team whose official aim is to lose against the Germans in order to show the world the pre-eminence of German athletes. But in this charmingly cheesy and predictable ‘Great Escape with football’, the allied soccer players not only want to win, they plan to use the match as an occasion for making their own ‘great escape’.